I’m sure I’ve mentioned this many times, but I sign while I talk. Often. There’s this one girl at church that hates it because she doesn’t understand at all and sometimes I end up signing instead of talking.
But that’s not really what I want to talk about. Sometimes, my brain picks random languages to express my thoughts. I remember one time I was with a friend who signs and while I voiced the Japanese word kawaii (可愛い, cute) I signed ‘cute’. And then sometimes, I answer people in Japanese. Like once, after a friend did something for me, I said arigatou (ありがとう, thanks) and then had to explain. And then, of course, I code switch between English and Patwa a lot, but that’s to be expected.
I’m kind of sad that I don’t randomly spout Hebrew… But there was this one time that Hebrew slipped out. I was watching TV and then I said ze omoshiroi (זה 面白い, this is interesting). But the thing is it was Hebranese!
But I want to know why my brain does that. Why does my brain pick a random language sometimes? Very interesting.